Board of Trustees

  • Jane Lang (Board Chair)

    Jane Lang practiced law in Washington DC for over 30 years, becoming a successful litigator on behalf of victims of workplace discrimination with her late husband, Paul Sprenger, before undertaking a second career in the arts and philanthropy. She produced the Helen Hayes award-winning play Leaving the Summer Land, the widely-acclaimed play, Beyond Glory that traveled to Chicago, Broadway and around the world, Spunk and, in 2008, Good Night Moon, which was recognized with three Helen Hayes nominations for excellence. Since 2001, Jane has devoted much of her time to the development and governance of the non-profit Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street. She has received numerous awards for reinventing the Atlas and leading the revitalization of H Street NE in Washington DC, where she lives.

    Jane has two children, three stepchildren and fourteen grandchildren. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Atlas, the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and Swarthmore College.

  • Benjamin Alamar

    Benjamin Alamar is the Director of Sports Analytics at ESPN where he leads the group responsible for developing cutting edge metrics for use across all of ESPN’s platforms. He was previously a Professor of Sport Management at Menlo College, Senior Analytics Consultant and Data Engineer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and author of the Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers (August, 2013). He has consulted with a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA, including five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder and with a variety of companies in sports analytics. He has published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has written on sports analytics for outlets such as ESPN, Analytics Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Benjamin is the founding editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed academic journal for research in sports analytics.

  • Jessica Lang

    Jessica M. Lang recently completed a Masters in Public Health degree, concentrating in Maternal and Child Health, and now works at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission as Senior Manager for Care Delivery Evaluation. Jessica was originally a biologist, earning a PhD in Genetics at Yale School of Medicine in 1999, and conducting postdoctoral work at MIT. In 2007 her interest in perinatal health led her to join an epidemiology team at UC Berkeley School of Public Health to analyze a study of pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes in working women. While in Berkeley, Jessica also led a La Leche League (mother-to-mother breastfeeding support) group, worked as a childbirth doula, and certified as an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). In that capacity, she has worked with breastfeeding families as an independent clinical practitioner, as a group facilitator, and as a classroom educator. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys camping with her three children, bellydancing, running, and yoga.

  • Kristina Lang

    Kristina Lang is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Sarah Lawrence College. She came to New York in 1974 to pursue a career as a theatrical costume designer. Subsequently she has pursued interests in elementary education, created a children’s clothing design company, and founded her own floral design for events company. Tina has also studied portrait and still life painting. She has been active in numerous community organizations such as her town library, garden club and the Boys and Girls Club. An avid gardener and reader, she has four children and two grandchildren.

  • Lucy Jane Lang

    Lucy Jane Lang is Special Counsel for Policy and Projects and Executive Director of the DANY Academy at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she has served since 2006.  She is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she now serves on the Board of Managers, and Columbia Law School, where she serves as a Lecturer-in-Law. She is an active supporter of numerous New York City based community organizations and arts institutions. Lucy was named a 2015 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, and was a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, selected as one of 60 mid-career professionals nationwide for intensive leadership training with four American Presidential Libraries and Foundations.

  • Stephen Lang

    Stephen Lang has earned enduring critical and popular acclaim over the course of a distinguished career as an actor in theatre, television, and film. His work on Broadway includes DEATH OF A SALESMAN, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE SPEED OF DARKNESS, and HAMLET. Nominations and awards include The Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, and Joseph Jefferson awards. He has performed his solo play, BEYOND GLORY, for audiences all over the world, receiving the Chairman's Medal for Distinguished Service from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bob Hope award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He recently completed work on BEYOND GLORY, the film. Other memorable films include LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, TOMBSTONE, GETTYSBURG, GODS AND GENERALS, PUBLIC ENEMIES, THE WHEATFIELD, and AVATAR. He is currently at work on the next three films in the AVATAR saga. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Jacksonville University and from his alma mater, Swarthmore College. He is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Lauren McGrail

    Lauren McGrail, a graduate of Swarthmore College, joined the staff of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation in 2000 and became its Executive Director in 2014. She has overseen the development of various philanthropic initiatives, including the Lang Youth Medical Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Building Wellness health literacy curriculum for children in first through eighth grades. In her spare time, Lauren volunteers for various educational and arts organizations throughout New York City and serves as an executive committee member of the NEST+m PTA.